RESOURCES

Here you will find an extensive list of resources that include websites, books, apps, and other instagram accounts for both individuals and caregivers/parents of someone struggling with mental health challenges.

Websites:

BC Children’s Hospital Kelty Mental Health – information, resources, and videos
https://keltymentalhealth.ca/

Anxiety Canada – information about anxiety and resources
https://www.anxietycanada.com/

Mental Health Foundations – caregiver/parent on-demand webinar workshops, videos, resources, and recommended books
https://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/resources

Mental Health Toolkit by Stigma-Free Society – resources for parents including videos, resources, workbooks and information on accessing community mental health support
https://studentmentalhealthtoolkit.com/parent-resources/

Books:

  •  Caregivers/parents:
    • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel 
    • Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
    • No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel 
  • Individuals:
    • The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook by Dr Kristen Neff and Germer
    • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Apps:

Mindshift – app created by Anxiety Canada 
Thought Diary – CBT-based app for anxiety and depression
Calm – meditation app
Awareness – app that supports individual to check-in on emotions throughout the day
Respirelax+ – mindful breathing app
Headspace – medication app

Instagram Accounts:

@laurajaneillustrations
@miss_mental0
@sitwithwhit
@heyamberrae
@mytherapisthelps
@dearmyanxiety
@werenotreallystrangers
@mellow.doodles
@purposologist
@themindgeek
@consciouscoversations__
@anxietyjosh
@thepsychologymum
@jessracheksharp
@sophia.joan.short
@positivelypresent
@traumahealingfoundation
@heytiffanyroe

For Caregivers:

Videos:

Kelty Meal Support video:
https://keltyeatingdisorders.ca/recovery/meal-support/

Emotion Coaching video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q3V_gkJoXE


Websites:

FEAST – information about eating disorders, treatment, and how to support loved ones struggling
https://www.feast-ed.org/

Maudsley Parents website – Family Based Treatment information, resources, and recipes 
http://maudsleyparents.org/

Plate-by-Plate Approach – nutritional guidance for eating disorder recovery 
https://www.platebyplateapproach.com/

More Love website –  resources for raising young people free of body hate and eating disorders
https://more-love.org/

The Full Bloom Project – resources and podcast on body positive parenting
https://www.fullbloomproject.com/about

Books:

  • When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating by Lauren Mulheim PsyD (Author), Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh (Forward)
  • How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food by Casey Crosbie (Author) and Wendy Sterling (Author)

For Individuals:

Peer support and online resources:

Vancouver Island Voices for Eating Disorders
https://vancouverislandvoicesforeatingdisorders.com/


Looking Glass Foundation – online resources

Let Us Eat Cake Podcast – virtual meal support

  • Thursdays 3pm Instagram Live @eatcakepod


Books:

  • Intuitive Eating Workbook by by Resch and Tribole
  • The Inside Scoop by Reichmann and Rollin
  • Anti Diet by Christy Harrison


Podcasts:

  • Food Psych (christyharrison) – all episodes
  • Let Us Eat Cake – all episodes: https://www.letuseatcakepodcast.com/
  • Body image with Bri – all episodes

Instagram Accounts:

Non-Diet Dietitians

@theintuitive_rd
@marcird
@kristenmurrayrd
@_christinaturner_
@hannahrdn
@hgoodrichrd
@counselorkate
@paigesmathersrd
@feelgooddietitian
@foodpeacedietitian
@Meganbray_dietitian
@dietitiananna
@emilyfonnesbeck_rd
@drclaudifelty
@bodypositive_dietitian
@encouragingdietitian
@marilee_dietitian
@eatcakepod
@thethicknutritionist
@graceandsea

ED, Body Image & Therapists/Organizations

 

@therecoveryprojectca

@bodyimagewithbri
@beyondbeautifulbook
@jennifer_rollin
@kristamurias
@bodyposipanda
@kristinabruce_coach
@eatlovelive
@lookingglassbc
@thebirdspapaya
@drrachelmillner

HAES-informed, Anti-diet, Fat Activism Accounts

@tiffanyima
@thepapayapodcast
@diets_dont_work_haes
@danielleisanxious
@thebbodyisnotanapology
@vanislevoicesfored
@jamesissmiling